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Grant awards probed
Review: Tobacco grants given to family connections

RICHMOND (AP) — A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission’s powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The Associated Press.

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CCBC construction is picking up steam
More local workers likely to be added

By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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Preliminary work on the grading project at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre (CCBC) is progressing, and some local residents might have an opportunity to work at the site even before the first building is constructed.

Henry County Public Service Authority Director of Engineering Tim Pace said the site contractor, Blythe Development Co. of Charlotte, N.C., already has hired a number of local equipment operators to do preliminary clearing work at the future business park.

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Rabies cases still rare, stats show
Two animals have tested positive so far this year
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

The number of confirmed rabies cases in the area has not varied much in recent years, Virginia Department of Health (VDH) statistics show.

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Game time for good cause
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Chad Martin (above at left), organizer of the Community Cup game, is shown after he was dunked in the dunking booth at the event. In addition to the softball game and the dunking booth, there also were bounce houses and food. (Bulletin photos by Mike Wray)

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Detained Americans ask D.C. for help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

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